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the Ideal Platform for running
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As PBX vendors are migrating from TDM PBXs and hybrid
solutions to pure IP-PBX solutions, a need has arisen for the correct
platform in order to run IP-PBX software.
Enterprises globally, prefer a single box solution that will host a
complete telephony solution: the PBX software, the media gateway
functionality, and advanced applications such as conferencing,
voicemail/Unified Messaging and transcoding.
Enterprises acknowledge that any solution they select must be based
on open industry standards: SIP for call control and MSCML for media
services, allowing easy interoperability with third party devices such
as IP Phones, and any third party application that may be selected
in the future. Enabling a combination of third party hardware and
software from third party sources reduces the cost of the solution,
enabling a selection of the best products with suitable features.
Accordi ng to the demand for a standards-based, open platform for IP-PBX,
AudioCodes has built and created the MediantTM 1000 application-oriented open business
gateway an ideal solution for IP-PBX software vendors searching for an OEM platform
to run their software, providing a full solution in a single, 1 rack unit form factor:
M A market leading modular media gateway, supporting a mix of FXS, FXO, BRI and
E1/T1/J1 PSTN interfaces
M OSN (Open Solutions Network) server, which can run Windows or Linux operating
systems and host the IP-PBX application
M Media Processing Modules (MPMs), that can provide the DSP resources needed to
support enhanced applications such as conferencing, announcements, IVR, recording
M Future support for a secured router module, providing WAN access, data routing and
SBC functionality in the same box
World leading telecom vendors are currently utilizing the Mediant 1000 platform, in
order to run their IP-PBX solution, shortening time-to-market, and saving R&D, logistics
and support expenses of Next Generation enterprise telephony solutions.
I/O Module MPM Module Connectivity/Router Module
The Mediant 1000 supports 6 modular slots, allowing a mix of E1/T1/J1 digital trunks,
ISDN BRI, FXS and FXO Loop Start/Ground Start ports, with up to 4 digital trunks or
24 analog ports in the same gateway (4-120 channels). IP-PBX vendors can utilize
these ports to connect to PSTN (using E1/T1/J1 digital trunks, BRI or FXO), to support
a direct connection to existing POTS phones, faxes and modems (using the FXS
interfaces), or to connect to existing legacy PBXs.
The OSN Server, hosted inside the Mediant 1000, is a powerful, Intel-based platform,
which can host the IP-PBX software, and/or any other value added application required
by the OEM vendor. Tested to support more than 500 concurrent IP telephony users,
the OSN is currently based on an Intel Celeron 600 MHz CPU (equivalent to 1.5GHz
Pentium in a standard PC), 512MB-1GB of RAM and single/dual hard disk drives.
The OSN was tested to run Microsoft Windows and various Linux operating systems.
The Mediant 1000 can host up to 2 MPMs (Media Processing Modules). The MPM includes
the DSP resources required to offload the media-intensive applications from the CPU.
Supporting standard MSCML (Media Server Control Markup Language) allows the
application server to easily utilize the MPM resources for media processing features
such as: conferencing, announcements, recording and transcoding. Supporting these
features, both on the TDM and the IP side, enables the OEM vendor to easily integrate
into the platform key applications such as voicemail/Unified Messaging, IVR and
conferencing. In addition to the TDM interfaces, the Mediant 1000 supports up to 60
IP media resources simultaneously. Supporting such applications on the DSP based
platform frees up the resources of the CPU which runs the IP-PBX application, and
provides more flexibility, as well as an option to be used as a DSP bank for more
advanced gateway applications.
Interoperability & Flexibility
The Mediant 1000 has been tested for interoperability with numerous legacy TDM PBX
vendors, PSTN switches, IP-PBX and Softswitch vendors and IP-phones, and is
homologated in over 75 countries worldwide, saving the investment of OEM vendors
in long-cycle interoperability and homologation testing of specially built platforms.
The Mediant 1000 supports a wide range of PSTN protocols (many variants of CAS &
PRI), as well as many industry standard LBR and wideband Vocoders for wireline, cable
and cellular implementations (including G.711, G.726, G.723.1, G.729A, GSM-FR, MS-GSM).
AudioCodes line of Media Gateways enables the OEM vendor, as well as the end
customer, to complement the integrated Mediant 1000 IP-PBX solution with external
media gateways in order to support remote branches, additional FXS connections, or
higher density of E1/T1/J1 trunks. AudioCodes complete product portfolio of Media
Gateways use the same feature set and are fully interoperable with the Mediant 1000.
AudioCodes line of Media Gateways cover the full range of density needs, from a 2 FXS
ports residential gateway, up to a high density, carrier class gateway supporting up to
16,000 VoIP channels.
The Mediant 1000 was designed to support maximum built-in redundancy features.
Supporting dual power supplies, dual network connections and module hot-swap allows
the OEM vendor to offer the enterprise customer maximum availability of the PBX
system. In addition, the Mediant 1000 supports life-line and PSTN fallback features to
allow direct connectivity to the PSTN in case of IP network failure. Support of Standalone
Survivability (based on an internal implementation of a SIP B2BUA), enables the IP-
Phones to remain active in case of a branch office being disconnected from a central
Security & Management
The Mediant 1000 was designed to provide extensive security and management features
to the OEM vendor and end customer, including full security features of the media
(SRTP), the control (TLS /SIPS) and the management (IPSec, HTTPS, SSL). Supporting
SNMP v.3, as well as full functionality and chassis management from the web interface,
the Mediant 1000 management interface can be customized and private-labeled for the
specific needs of the OEM vendor.
Vo i c e Q u a l i t y
As proven in the 4th ETSI VoIP gateways test, AudioCodes gateways provide the best
voice quality in the marketplace today. Supporting a wide variety of VoIP codecs, and
advanced features for voice quality improvement, the Mediant 1000 provides the best
VoIP quality, allowing the use of quality-sensitive applications such as speech recognition.
Routing & Security Module (future)
The Mediant 1000 includes a special slot for future support of a secured router module.
This module will allow the direct connection of the OEM solution to a wide variety of
WAN technologies (including an internal modem), support of a full suite of IP routing
functions, and most importantly, the support of an enterprise SBC (Session Border
Controller) function in order to provide full security of the voice service and direct
SIP trunk connection to the Service Provider.
Logistics & Operations
AudioCodes is a leading supplier to global telecom OEM vendors. Years of experience
in supporting OEM models permits AudioCodes to provide OEM vendors with important
services such as full private labeling of gateway hardware and software (management
interface). In addition, AudioCodes can load the OEM vendors software and configuration
files onto the gateway during the manufacturing process, delivering the Mediant 1000
fully configured and ready to be delivered to the end customer, maximizing the profit
for the OEM vendor.